COPY-Investigators Link E. Coli Strain to Cattle Ranch

Washington, D.C. - New developments in the tainted spinach outbreak.

Investigators have matched the strain of deadly E. coli behind a recent outbreak to a cattle ranch next to Salinas Valley spinach fields.

The strain of pathogenic E. coli O157:H7 was found in three cattle fecal samples collected at one of four ranches under investigation, the officials said.

The ranch is within a mile of produce fields.

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